Max Loebman Guitar Teacher
Max Loebman is a Chicago-based singer/songwriter and guitarist who has refined his chops over the past decade in the city’s broad Rock community. Playing in bands Yoko and the Oh No’s, Max and the Mild Ones, and currently ROOKIE, he’s had the opportunity to tour and open for nationally acclaimed acts such as Twin Peaks, Cheap Trick, The Growlers, JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, and many more.
Though Max is most likely to be found noodling on a guitar, he can also find his way around the piano and bass. Max got his start in an immersive setting similar to that of School of Rock, and places high value on learning through group performance.
David Robison Assistant General Manager, Drum Teacher
David Robison is 37 years old and has taught hundreds of students in the Chicago area since 2001! He has toured the world playing his own original music with Chicago metal-giants ALAYA (Basick Records) and as a member of the New York based prog-rock group DAMIERA (Equal Vision Records). David's lessons have become widely known for being tailored to each individual student, from the youngest beginners to award winning DCI snare drummers and touring professional musicians. Every single lesson will take your abilities to the next level!
Evan Farley Keyboard Teacher, Songwriting Instructor
Evan Farley is a musician and media composer currently living in Chicago. His love for music started when he was 10 years old when he finally convinced his parents to let him take piano lessons. Two years later he picked up the saxophone and from that point onward, he knew that he wanted to pursue a career in music.
Evan currently holds two composition degrees, a Bachelors in Music from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and a Masters of Fine Arts from Columbia College Chicago, which he completed in 2018. Evan is a huge fan of rock music which led him to pick up and self-teach himself electric bass at the age of 21. When he's not teaching at School of Rock, you can find him jamming out at home or writing music for various electronic media projects.
Crystal Rebone Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher
Illinois bassist Crystal Rebone is an active part of the preforming and teaching community. She has been teaching a wide array of students, instruments and genres for over 10 years as well as performing throughout the country. While working on her Masters and Doctorate at the University of Illinois, she has been able to tour with some of the top ensembles, the Concert Jazz Band and the Trombone Ensemble, playing with artists such as Doc Severinsen, Erine Watts, Jim Pugh and others. Most recently, she toured with the East Coast with the award winning, all-female group, Sheroes, founded by Monkia Herzig.
She is currently finishing her Doctorate in Jazz Performance at the University of Illinois where her research focuses on the perspective of non-male students in jazz programs to help others enrich their jazz educational experiences and philosophies. Having a love for teaching music, she has been a part of events such as Jazz Girls Day, the bass instructor at the University of Iowa Jazz Camp in Iowa City and an instructor in multiple areas at the Summer Illinois Music Institute at the University of Illinois for the past five years. She is also the recipient of awards such as the David Baker Scholarship from the Jazz Education Network and a mentee position with the Women in Jazz Organization.
At any time, Crystal can be found playing anything from rock and pop music to being in the bass section of an orchestra to some of the top jazz clubs in the country.
Sam Genualdi Bass Guitar Teacher
Sam Genualdi is an award winning composer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Evanston, IL. Raised by a professional violinist and a public radio producer; as long as he can remember he has been fascinated with sound. After picking up the guitar at age 15, Sam immersed himself in the sonic worlds of Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd, and his life was forever changed. In 2017 he earned a Bachelor of Music from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music with a major in Contemporary Improvisation.
After graduating he was awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to travel for a year studying music traditions in Scotland, Armenia, Peru, Brazil, Mozambique, Japan and Bali. For the past year he served as Village Musician at Holden Village, a remote community in the Cascade Mountains of Washington. Sam is currently based in Chicago and working on his sophomore album to be released fall 2020.
Frankie Master Singing Teacher and Keyboard Teacher
Frankie Master is a singer/songwriter currently living in Chicago. She grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, and spent her days playing classical piano, listening to show tunes, and writing terrible pop songs. But luckily she kept at it, and the songs have since improved! She has spent the past few years performing around Southeast Michigan, Chicago, and New York, both solo and with a band. Some of her biggest influences are Carole King, Phoebe Bridgers, and Nina Simone, making her style a unique blend of indie, soul, and pop.
Frankie is also a recent grad from the University of Michigan, having studied biopsychology, anthropology, and music. She is passionate about community-building and healing through creative expression, with an array of experience in music therapy, education, production, and performance to show for it. Most recently, this manifested in the creation of a DIY concert space in Ann Arbor called The CoOp, which she hopes to eventually bring to Chi-town!
Ariana Freeman Singing Teacher
A Chicago native, Ariana has proudly performed time on the stages of top local venues like Concord Music Hall, Subterranean, Beat Kitchen, Chop Shop, and several others. If she's not touring or recording with her band, you can probably find Ariana checking out a local show. Her love of music stems back to a youth spent performing in musicals and singing in top choirs; in 2008 Ariana was named to the IMEA All-State Honors Choir (Alto II). She also spent several summers as a children's theater stage manager & assistant director, combining her background in the arts with her passion for education.
Paul Perrilles Drum Teacher
Paul Perrilles is a professional musician based in Chicago, IL. Paul found his passion for drums at a very young age and began learning songs by ear. The drums have been his family for 3 generations, and he picked up the drumsticks just like his father and grandfather did before him.
Using his sticks and his imagination, Paul is able to blend together a variety of musical genres to fit into any style he is playing in the moment. He has extensive performance experience playing several genres from rock, jazz, folk, funk, and R&B. Paul was the founding drummer of The Way Down Wanderers, a popular folk band from Illinois, and is featured on their first EP “Path To Follow”. He has played with various artists from across the country: Lenard Simpson, Adam Larson, Reggie Thomas, Foster and The Fellowship, and Disconnect Reconnect, to name a few. Paul has also toured several states in the Midwest including Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana.
Paul is a recent graduate of Northern Illinois University where he studied music performance with a jazz emphasis. During his time at NIU, he took private lessons in both drum set and percussion, studied music theory and music history, and worked as the worship band director at the First United Methodist Church.
Over the past 6 years, Paul has been an active private drum instructor for students of all ages and skill levels. His teaching philosophy is this: anyone is capable of becoming a musician! Even if you have no prior performance experience, or have never picked up an instrument, all you need is your curiosity to begin taking lessons.